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Strange Desire of Mr. Bard (1954)
"L'étrange désir de Monsieur Bard" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 January 1954 (France)
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A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a casino bus driver forced to quit his job, miraculously wins a fortune playing roulette. Instantly becoming a millionaire, he wants to fulfill his life's dream: ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Auguste Bard
Yves Deniaud ...
Antonio
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Donata
Georgette Anys ...
Julie, l'épicière
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Monsieur Chanteau
Paul Demange ...
Le docteur nerveux
Paul Frankeur ...
Le curé
Henri Arius ...
Le commissaire
Maurice Bénard ...
Le directeur du casino
Lucien Callamand ...
Le notaire
Yvonne Claudie ...
Caroline
Jean Clément
Claudio Ermelli ...
Le détective italien (as Claude Ermelli)
Jacques Erwin ...
L'huissier du casino
Michel Gerbier ...
Le petit garçon (as Le petit Michel Gerbier)
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A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a casino bus driver forced to quit his job, miraculously wins a fortune playing roulette. Instantly becoming a millionaire, he wants to fulfill his life's dream: to become a father. This plan is opposed by his greedy relatives who would go any low to take this money away from him. They are being led by a small-time crook. Mr. Bard's natural shyness and good heart lead him to the journey of self-exploration and finding his true love. Written by Eugene P

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4 January 1954 (France)  »

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Der seltsame Wunsch des Herrn Bard  »

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Music and Lyrics by Henri Crolla
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a lovely, haunting film. The first french film I saw.
2 April 2004 | by (amsterdam, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Living in Australia at the time, it was unusual to see a French film as they were not often shown. I was a young boy at the time and was very impressed by both story and actors.As I remember an old single man wants to have a child of his own and therefore makes a young girl pregnant in the understanding that there are no further strings attached as he is doing this to spite his relatives who are waiting for him to die. He can leave what he owns to his child. I know I was young but the way he starts to love his mistress and than goes and marries her out of love touched me very much and after all these years I still think of this film with regard. Michael Simon was a leading French actor pretty highly regarded and Genevieve Page managed to get an international career.


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